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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mtd: rawnand: check return code of nand_reset() and nand_readid_op()
On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:57:43 +0900
Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:

>
> Maybe, is the following better?

Sounds good, even if the original commit message was fine too. I was
just pointing out that nand_scan() should, when possible, be passed
the real number of CS lines connected to the chip instead of the max
number of CS lines supported by the controller.

>
>
> ------------------>8-----------------------
> nand_scan_ident() iterates over maxchips to find as many homogeneous
> chips as possible.
>
> Since commit 2d472aba15ff ("mtd: nand: document the NAND controller/NAND
> chip DT representation"), new drivers should pass in the exact number of
> CS lines instead of possible max, but old platforms may still rely on
> nand_scan_ident() to detect the actual number of connected CS lines.
>
> In that case, this loop bails out when manufacturer or device ID
> unmatches. The reason of unmatch is most likely no chip is connected
> to that CS line. If so, nand_reset() should already have failed,
> and the following nand_readid_op() is pointless.
>
> Before ->exec_op hook was introduced, drivers had no way to tell
> the failure of NAND_CMD_RESET to the framework because the legacy
> ->cmdfunc() has void return type. Now drivers implementing ->exec_op
> hook can return the error code. You can save nand_readid_op() by
> checking the return value of nand_reset(). The return value of
> nand_readid_op() should be checked as well. If it fails, probably
> id[0] and id[1] are undefined values.
>
> Just for consistency, it should be sensible to check the return
> code in nand_do_write_oob() as well.

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